Play Groups

Kattie - posted on 09/05/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I am a new SAHM and am debating on joining a mommy group. I am not sure how committed I can be right now, and they all seem to want a minimum of attendance. Any suggestions?

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Darci - posted on 09/06/2009

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We don't seem to have any formal play groups in our small community (that I've found anyway). However, a group of moms who regularly attend story hour at the library on Wednesday mornings have organized a park play date (Friday mornings) for whoever wants to come. The kids play at the park while the moms get a chance to visit & keep an eye on their kids. It's been going for abour 2 months or so, and it's worked really well for us. We're hoping to find a place to meet when it gets colder outside. No fees and no attendance requirements.

Kathleen - posted on 09/05/2009

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I attend two playgroups during the week. The ones I go to ask that you have one day where you organise a craft activity for all the kids, or even just bring in morning tea for the mums one day, and serve them coffee/tea. (I bring tim-tams... mmmm yum.) We all take turns and it's a great way to build friendships with other mums. Be careful though. When I first started seeking out a playgroup, a couple of the ones I first tried were run by very catty, bitchy mums. All they did was gossip and complain about each other.

I have now resorted to two playgroups, run by churches... Good luck!

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Kylie - posted on 09/06/2009

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All Playgroups are different - it's worth 'shopping around' to find the one that suits you. Give the contact number a call and ask how the sessions run, what people are required to do, fee structure, etc.See if you can find out the ages of kids who attend. I've been attending Playgroups for 9 years now, and have been to a few different ones.

Good luck with finding a group that suits you!

Kattie - posted on 09/05/2009

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Ya, some of the groups I've looked at seem to have crazy strict rules for children's play. Hello, they are children. I don't take cattiness very well at all, either.

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